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BOOK TOUR!! –> My Life as a Country Album & My Life as a Pop Album by LJ Evans

Title: My Life as a Country Album ~ My Life as a Pop Album
Series: My Life as an Album
Author: LJ Evans
Genre: Coming of Age Romance

 

Tomboy Cam Swayne is determined that football hero Jake Phillips keep his eyes firmly on her. After all, she’s been his since before she was born. 

 

Cam has grown up literally next to Jake. They live next door and share a treehouse. They’ve played together on the street and at the lake since she could walk. Plus, they’ve saved each other in some pretty miraculous ways that even their parents find hard to believe. So, it’s only natural that when hormones kick in, Cam feels like Jake belongs only to her. And heaven help anyone that stands in Cam’s way.
Jake doesn’t admit it to anyone, but he’s only himself when the girl next door is at his side. Even though he’s three years older than her and there’s a whole string of reasons for them not to be together, he can’t seem to walk away from the one girl who makes him feel whole.
What does get in their way? Different schools and different sports as they grow into their teen years. His long line of “gaggling geese” that follow him like he’s a boyband superstar. And the illness Jake hides from everyone until his devotion to Cam makes it an impossibility. Will Cam and Jake ever get their happily ever after?

 

Inspired by Taylor Swift songs, this is a story of aching love and loss and learning to live through life in all its pain and glory.

 


 

What if you are my dream?

 


 

From award winning author, LJ Evans, comes a novel inspired by Ed Sheeran love songs about forgiveness, love, and healing.

 


 

Good Girl Mia feels guilty for her brother’s death and four years later she still isn’t really living life. But then a soulful musician enters her world and she inexplicably sets aside everything for an adventure she never saw coming. For some reason, she wants this gorgeous man to know her story. The story of a girl who gave up a body part to save a brother who everyone wanted to survive more than the girl herself. And how that hadn’t worked out.

 


 

Derek Waters and his band have just signed on with a major record label and are touring the country. He has his own set of baggage that he hides behind a huge smile and a famous Johnny Cash quote. He definitely isn’t looking for any kind of female distraction. But once Derek walks into Mia’s life, he finds he can’t leave unless she comes with him.

 


 

Will Derek and Mia be able to find a path to forgiveness and healing? Or will they be left with hearts more torn apart than before?


LJ Evans lives in California’s Central Valley with her husband, daughter, and the three terrors called cats. She’s been writing almost as a compulsion since she was a little girl where she was both inspired and spurred on by her older sister. While she currently spends her days teaching 1st grade in a local public school, she spends her personal time writing, of course, as well as being a voracious reader, binge watching original shows like The Crown, Stranger Things, and Downton Abbey, and traveling with her family. She is the author of several completed screenplays that have gone to the quarter and semi-finals of such contests as The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, The International Screen Writing Awards, and the Writer’s Network Screenplay & Fiction Competition.
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SALES BLITZ —> Shame & Make It To The Alter by Fiona Cole

Titles: Shame (Shame Me Not) and Make It To The Altar (Shame Me Not Novella)
Author: Fiona Cole
Genre: NA/Coming of Age/BDSM Romance
The girl next door. Pretty. Sweet. Kind. 

Submissive. 
Until I met her, I was alone with the dark desires that I didn’t understand, that I couldn’t reconcile. 

She became my best friend, and then she became so much more. 
Desire. Disgust. Shame. 
Dominance. 
I wouldn’t have survived until college without her. When we were together, I was at peace for the first time in my life. 
But it was too good to last. 
Our appetite for pain and pleasure destroyed us. And all the drinks in the world weren’t enough to get used to missing her. 
On the verge of earning my degree, Ana walks back into my life, those gray-blue eyes still able to see right through me. It’s the chance I’ve been waiting for. One last chance to overcome my shame. 
If only it were that easy. 
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It took Kevin and Ana ten years to find their happily ever after, and they can’t wait to claim each other as husband and wife. 
But when one thing after the next goes wrong, they begin to wonder if they’ll ever get to say their ‘I do’s’. 

As Ana starts to crumble under the stress, Kevin knows that he needs a plan. Her submission calms her, his control centers them both, and speeding up their path to matrimony seems to be the best course of action. 
That is, if they can make it to the altar.
Shame Excerpt 

 


 

“Don’t scream. Don’t move,” Kevin growled into my ear.
“Fuck, Kevin,” I sputtered once his hand dropped from my mouth. “You scared the hell out of me.”
“Good.” He ran his hand along the outside of my thigh and then under my skirt, reaching for my panties. He fisted the waistband and tugged them down.
“What the hell are you doing?” My breath sawed in and out of my chest, feeling exposed with the black lace tangled around my knees. He didn’t answer, but I felt his hand unbuckling his pants and brushing against my bottom. “Kevin . . .” I said again, but he flipped my skirt up, and used his arm around my waist to yank me higher into contact with his hard cock before tearing open a condom wrapper.
“Going to fuck you, Ana.”
I was throbbing, aching. God, the way he’d snuck up on me and just begun tugging my clothes out of the way. The way he hadn’t asked, just moved me where he wanted me. The fact that we were in school, where anyone could catch us. All of it was setting my body on fire.
“Be a good girl and don’t make a sound.” He shifted his hips and without warning, he pushed inside me in one shove.
I groaned, unable to hold back every sound. I was wet, but Kevin was big and he hadn’t prepared me in any way, so it burned. And I loved it. He barely pulled back before he pushed in again. His thrusts were quick and deep. The frantic pace he set added to the intensity of being caught.
“Touch yourself,” he whispered. “Come for me. We don’t have much time.”
One hand splayed on his thigh, holding on, and the other moved between my legs to rub at my clit. The theater was so silent that our heavy breathing and quiet moans sounded like shouts. I felt like we were daring someone to come in and watch us.
I thought I was going to draw blood from biting my lips when Kevin’s hand roughly pinched my nipple beneath my shirt causing me to hold back my scream. There was no relief, he held on to my tip and squeezed, the burn shooting straight down to my throbbing core.
I wondered what we would look like to someone who stumbled upon us. Locked together, his body pressed to my hunched back as he rutted against me like an animal in heat. His fingers latched on to my breast and my hand moving furiously between my legs.
Just the thought—creating the image in my head—set me off. “Ke-Kevin,” I cried out on a breath, desperate to stay quiet as I arched up onto my toes and let the waves of pleasure pour over me. He clamped his hand over my parted lips to hold in the cries of my orgasm and buried his head into my back, letting his moans vibrate through my chest.
My whole body shook when I came down from my high. Our bodies both leaned forward as our chests heaved in sync from the effort it took to fuck so quickly.
Kevin placed a soft kiss between my shoulder blades and slipped out of me, holding me up so I didn’t collapse in a heap on the floor. Turning around, I pulled my panties up my legs and watched him pull the condom off. My pussy squeezed. Such an intimate moment that turned me on just to see him tugging the thin piece of latex off his softening dick. Without thinking, I squatted down and sucked the tip of his cock between my lips, wanting to taste him. His hand fisted in my hair and thrust in deep with a moan before pulling out and lifting me for a kiss.
It turned me on that he didn’t mind the taste of himself. Hell, everything Kevin did turned me on. Things I didn’t even think about or consider turned me on with him. Almost every day we discovered more and more and it felt safe and exciting to do it with him. My best friend. Kevin looked down at me and smiled as he buckled up his pants.
“That was pretty risky. We could’ve gotten caught.”
“And that is the thrill of it,” he answered.

 



Make It to the Altar Excerpt

 

We grabbed a seat at our gate and settled in for the wait. He took off his suit jacket and rested it over my shoulders before pulling me as close to him as I could get with an armrest between us. The sensation of his fingers stroking my hair almost lulled me to sleep when a slow song came on at the bar across the walkway and he shifted. 

 


 

“Dance with me, Anabelle.”

 


 

Looking around at the people, I almost said no, but he’d already tugged me out of my seat and into his arms. 

 


 

“Don’t tell me no. It’s our first dance.”

 


 

I dug my fingers into the hair along his neck and laid my head on his chest, letting Ed Sheeran’s song, Perfect, surround us as Kevin moved in slow circles. I was sure people were watching, but I didn’t care. 

 


 

“How many kids do you want?” His question surprised me. We’d never really talked details about kids other than we both knew we wanted them. 

 


 

“I don’t know. More than one, less than ten.”

 


 

His chest shook against my cheek as he laughed. “Sounds like a good limit.”

 


 

“What about you?”

 


 

“More than one. I didn’t love being the only child.”

 


 

“Me either. But I was lucky when I found you. Although, I wouldn’t have hated it if you’d had a sexy older brother.”

 


 

“Anabelle,” he growled my name. 

 


 

Laughing, I said, “I’m kidding. You’re it for me. You’re the only person I want to have a baby with.”

 


 

Lifting my head, I looked up into his eyes, wanting to get lost in the depths and layers of brown. He leaned down and kissed my cheek working his way to my ear where he nipped at it with his teeth. 

 


 

“I can’t wait to see you pregnant with my child.” His words sent a shiver of excitement down my body. “Does that excite you? Being filled with my seed?”

 


 

I didn’t answer, just swallowed hard and buried my head in his chest to hide the flush working its way up my chest. 

 


 

“That first trimester, when everything is so sensitive,” he growled from deep in his chest. “Oh, Ana. I’ll suck on your full breasts, torture them, wrap them around my dick and fuck them. They’ll be so eager for my touch, I’ll probably be able to make you come just by playing with them.”

 


 

“Kevin.” I said his name on a desperate breath, squeezing my thighs against the ache his words created.

 


 

“Are you turned on, Ana? Do my words excite you, right here in front of all these people? I bet I could make you come with my words alone. And you would, for me.”

 


 

My whole body shook with need and I held tightly to his neck, scared he would do it. Terrified that he wouldn’t.

 


 

I could feel his breath against my neck and waited for him to begin when we were interrupted by an announcement. 

 


 

“Passengers on flight one-five-two-three, to Jamaica, need to proceed to the desk. Flight one-five-two-three to Jamaica has been canceled. Please see check in for information.”

 

 


 

Fiona Cole is a military wife and a stay at home mom with degrees in biology and chemistry. As much as she loved science, she decided to postpone her career to stay at home with her two little girls, and immersed herself in the world of books until finally deciding to write her own.
Fiona loves hearing from her readers, so be sure to follow her on social media.

 


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PROMO TOUR! ~ One Night to Fall by Kelsey Kingsley

Title: One Night to Fall
Series: Kinney Brothers #1
Author: Kelsey Kingsley
Genre: Contemporary Adult Romance
Release Date: December 12, 2017 


 




 

Do we choose love? Or is it something decided by fate?

 

To Kinsey McKenna, Patrick Kinney was a persistent glob of sticky peanut butter. He had been stuck to the roof of her mouth, since they were both three years old, when fate seemed to send his family next door to hers. All the way from the coast of Ireland to River Canyon, Connecticut.
Over twenty-nine years, fate has been both kind and cruel and many choices have been made. Can things go back to when they were more innocent and magical? Patrick has a plan and just one night to try and take back the reins of his destiny and put the wrong things right with a trip down memory lane.
Fall in love again with this novella of firsts and second chances, in a little town where everything meant everything.

 




“You don’t want to miss meeting those amazing people in this beautifully written romance.” – Bianca & BJ’s Book Blog


“I’m going to say this is a must read. Come join me. Fall in love with an Irish b*****d too.” – V. Theia, author of the Renegade Souls series


“You know, when you’re reading a book, and it takes you to a place where the world around you ceases to exist… That is One Night To Fall by Kelsey Kingsley.” – Love2ReadRomance






 

“This Town” by Niall Horan

 

“Too Much to Ask” by Niall Horan
“Holy Days” by Sean McConnell
“Greatest Love Story” by LANCO
“Legends” by Kelsea Ballerini
“Lost” by Secondhand Serenade
“Sweet Thing” by Hozier (Van Morrison cover)
“Have I Told You Lately” by Van Morrison
“These Are the Days” by Van Morrison
“Sweet Thing” by Van Morrison

 




Kinsey McKenna.

My sweet thing across the Long Island Sound.

I’d laugh about it sometimes, lying on the couch in my basement. I had to cross the pond to give her my heart, and she had to cross the Sound to take it away.

It wasn’t very funny, but I’d laugh anyway, because what else could I do? I couldn’t just call her up, beg for her to take me back-I was married. Not happily, but married nonetheless, and I wasn’t a cheater. An arsehole, maybe, for allowing my soul to remain tethered to another woman, but I wasn’t in the habit of being unfaithful.

“Patrick?”

Kate’s voice stole me from my thoughts, and with a gasp, I scrambled to lay her memory back in my heart, tucking it in where it had remained hidden for all those years.

“What was that?” I asked, my voice hoarse.

“I had asked if you’ve seen Kinsey around here, while you were waiting.”

“What? Kinsey?”

Kate nodded. “Yeah, my sister Kinsey. You remember her?” She said it with the old teasing tone I had gotten to know so well during the years of my youth. The voice she used when she’d catch us kissing on the old swing set in the back yard, when she’d catch us closing her bedroom door, when she … “Patrick?”

There I went again. “Sorry,” I said, shaking my head. “So, Kinsey is here?”

I caught the upward twitch of Kate’s cheek, just above the corner of her mouth. “Yes, she is, but I’m telling you right now, she does not want to see you.”


“Were those her explicit instructions?” I asked, glancing around me in the waiting room, hoping to catch a glimpse of her.

“Something like that,” she said with a smirk, but then she stepped toward me, dropping her voice to a whisper. “But between you and me, I only promised to keep you away from her until after the surgery.”

“Ah, Kate. I could kiss ya.”

She rolled her eyes. “You better not be kissing anybody but your wife, Patrick Kinney. You’re still married.”

“Watch how fast I get divorced,” I said, crossing my arms and raising an eyebrow.

“Patrick,” she hissed. I had heard that before, so many times.

I relaxed my face, smiling softly. “I’m only kiddin’, Kate. But listen, it’s getting late, and I really should get home. Keep me posted on your dad, will ya? And tell Kinsey I said hi.” She nodded, stepping forward to give me another tight hug, and I turned to leave.

And the thing was, I had lied to Kate McKenna. Kinsey was back, and if I saw her, if I felt there was any chance of us getting back together, any chance at all, I would file for a divorce. I would unpack all of those memories I kept tucked away in my heart, I would hang them on a wall and display them on a shelf, and I would make her remember.

Because ten years had gone by. Ten whole years, and nothing was getting better. Nothing was hurting less, and nothing was getting that woman out of my head.


 


 

Kelsey Kingsley lives in New York with her family and a cat named Ethel.
She believes there is nothing better than a good doughnut and a cup of tea, and that there is a song for everything.

 





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